Nevada County could find itself in the middle of a fast game of musical chairs leading up to the general election in November, thanks to the redistricting of California’s congressional seats and a quirk in the Constitution.
What we do know for sure is that U.S. Reps. Doug LaMalfa and Tom McClintock will no longer represent us next January. Who will replace them? Read on.
LaMalfa’s 1st Congressional District lost Nevada, Sierra and Plumas counties in the redistricting, replacing them with more counties in the Sacramento Valley. Nevada County is now part of District 3, which runs along the state line with Nevada, south through Inyo County. Nevada City, say hello to Independence, Inyo’s county seat.
The new district includes much of the state currently represented by McClintock, leading political pundits to assume he would give up his old 4th District to run in the 3rd.